Faculty Application

If you are interested in offering a 100 or 200 level course in this program, please complete a faculty application below. Applications are designed to be brief and painless. If you have questions related to this program, contact vicki.hunter@mnsu.edu.


Types of courses needed:

  • 100-200 level courses that meet a General Education Goal Area
  • May consider some 100-200 level courses that do not meet a Goal Area


Online courses are not an option at this time. Class meetings generally occur one day or evening per week and are 2.5 hours. The university offers courses 3 semesters per year (Fall, Spring and Summer). The Scholars Serving Time Program follows the university calendar of 16-week semesters.


Courses are offered at 3 facilities: Shakopee, Faribault and Waseca. Minnesota State Mankato Faculty members go into classrooms within the facilities to offer courses for incarcerated students. 

Compensation/Adjunct Replacement

Faculty members offer classes as part of load provided their department and Dean approves their participation. Scholars Serving Time Program provides the department with an adjunct replacement during the semester the faculty member is teaching at the correctional facility. If you are uncertain whether or not your department and/or dean will support your participation, we invite you to submit an application. We can then work with you and your department/dean to collaboratively address the possibility.

Participating faculty members are reimbursed for the cost of travel to and from the facilities each week. As usual, professors select textbooks for their courses. The Scholars Serving Time Program provides books and other necessary supplies to all students in the program.

Requirements for participating faculty:

  • Attend a brief training at the correctional facility to be made aware of the rules within the facility and to attain an authorized entry badge. The Waseca facility also collects fingerprints for all people attaining authorized entry.
  • Undergo a background check completed by the correctional facility. Having a criminal offense on your record DOES NOT mean that you cannot participate. Decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.

Application deadlines

  • We are currently seeking to fill the need for courses in the Spring 2022, Summer 2022, Fall 2022, and Spring 2023 semesters, but will accept applications for semesters beyond that timeline. To be given priority consideration, please submit applications by Oct. 15, 2021.

Complete Online Application